What's the big deal with "idling" hubs?
Why is everyone so frustrated with HP over this? (I'm not exactly sure what it is)
Also, how do you know if a hub's been idled?
The idled hubs have been around since last year. Here's a hub that explains all about the idled hubs, and gives a quick fix to get those idled hubs back into the lime light - http://goody5.hubpages.com/hub/Quick-fi … led-status I hope this is of some help to you.
if you see some "ZZZ" at the side of your hub title in "my account, your hubs are idle and that means low traffic , not much earnings and not featured in HP. That is alarming for me. I have 21 idle hubs out of 100.
The short answer: Idled hubs are marked as "noindex," so Google will eventually drop them from their index. That means no chance of search engine traffic, and therefore very little chance of income (unless you're amazing at driving referral traffic).
For many hubs, this doesn't matter. If a hub isn't getting any traffic for a couple months and it gets idled... then it wasn't going to get any traffic. Either revise it (in which case it can become un-idled and re-featured) or write it up as a loss and move on.
Where it does matter is seasonal hubs. Let's say you wrote a hub about fixing old radiators. It's going to be popular in late fall through the winter. But who's going to read about radiators in July? If the hub gets idled and de-indexed over the summer, you're then in a position to get no traffic and income come the fall. And that's bad.
Oh, and you'll know it's idled because it won't have the little "H" logo in the "Featured" column on your profile. A quick way to check (if you have a lot of hubs) is to click on the "Featured" column heading and sort by Featured status. That way any idled hubs will be grouped together.
by Cindy Lawson5 years ago
How is it that a hub on the 'common mistakes new hubbers make' can suddenly become not featured, in spite of the fact it has had 9 views in a day, 24 views in 7 days and 35 views in the last 30 days? I only replied to...
by Steve Andrews5 years ago
I keep on getting hubs idled despite tweaking them, changing titles and adding better keywords. I have got used to moving them to other sites such as Wizzley, Xobba and InfoBarrel but it seems to be an ongoing problem....
by Dale Hyde4 years ago
Right at one third of my hubs have been idled over recent months here on HubPages. As I look at the numbers and reflect upon the time spent creating this unique material, I am sadly disappointed. It is...
by Dan Harmon4 years ago
I had a hub idled about a week ago, a dumpy old hub that I didn't like anyway. I've let it sit idled since then, trying to decide what to do with it. Sorting the stats screen with the "featured"...
by Nathan Bernardo4 years ago
How many times do you edit an idled Hub before deleting it? Or do you keep it idled so that links to it are still good? Also, for what reasons do you either leave it idled or delete it or still try to fix it? I have one...
by Shasta Matova5 years ago
I know that you can choose to display your idle hubs on your profile page, but I don't, because I don't want Google to see them at all and get confused by all those "do not follow." What this means is...
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